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ABOUT ME

Enthusiastic synthetic biologist

Astounded by the complexity and functional diversity of nature's processes, I seek to understand and harness this power towards useful purposes through rational design of biological systems and engineering perspective.

 

EDUCATION

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

2012 - 2017

PhD in Synthetic Biology / Molecular Biology
Imperial College London

MASTER IN RESEARCH

2011 - 2012

MRes in Systems & Synthetic Biology.
Imperial College London

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

2008 - 2011

BSc in Biochemistry (First Class Honours). Imperial College London

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

POSTOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

March 2017 - current

Research scientist. Designing, mathematical modelling, and implementing in E. coli a synthetic resource recycling system for applications in recombinant protein bioproduction, through amino acid recycling and ribosome rescue. Key responsibilities: design experimental procedures, execute experiments and analyse experimental data, presentation of research findings to conferences and meetings, preparation of publications, instruction and supervision of Masters and PhD students, contributions to the writing of research grants.

PROJECT MANAGER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY & BIOPROCESSING

July 2016 - October 2016

Managed a research project developing protocols, procedures and genetic tools for easy implementation of synthetic microbial consortia for bioprocessing applications eg. biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, composite materials etc. Key responsibilities: defined the scope of the project, managed a group of research scientists, planned activities, controlled quality, monitored and reported progress. Website: http://2016.igem.org/Team:Imperial_College iGEM Competition Results: Grant Prize Winner Undergrad, Best Foundational Advance Award & 5 other awards.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY &
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

October 2015 - March 2016

Laboratory scientist. Utilised a combination of computational and laboratory techniques for the design and construction of DNA & RNA libraries that aided the identification of functional biomolecules. E. coli host chassis was the project's workhorse organism of choice and E. coli cell- extract was used for high-throughput screening assays.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

July 2010 - October 2010

Laboratory scientist. Developed a genetically encoded biosensor device in E. coli host for the detection of freshwater parasitic worm schistosome cercariae in resource-limited settings